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  • Title: Marjorie Kellogg papers
    Identifier/Call Number: PA Mss 85
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 31.34 linear feet (15 document boxes, 15 oversize boxes, 1 small shoebox, 9 audiocassettes, 5 audiotape reels, 2 videocassettes, and 5 film reels)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1922-2005
    Date (inclusive): 1895-2005
    Abstract: Papers of Marjorie Kellogg (1922-2005), American novelist and screenplay writer born in Santa Barbara, California. In addition to correspondence, original manuscripts, photographs, press clippings and artifacts relating to Kellogg's writing career, the collection includes historical photographs of Santa Barbara and the surrounding area.
    Physical location: Special Research collections
    Language of Materials: The collection is in English.
    Creator: Kellogg, Marjorie

    Access Restrictions

    This collection may contain restricted materials. Please contact the Department of Special Collections at the UC Santa Barbara Library in advance to request access.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], Marjorie Kellogg papers, PA Mss 85. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Sylvia Short, May 2011.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Zachary Liebhaber, 2011.


    Born in Santa Barbara, California, Marjorie Kellogg (1922-2005) began her writing career as a copy editor for the San Francisco Chronicle after attending UC Berkeley. A later position led her to Europe, where she covered France and Spain for Salute magazine immediately after World War II. After returning to the United States, she obtained a bachelor's and master's degree in social work from Smith College.
    While working as social worker in New York City, Marjorie Kellogg completed her first novel, Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1968), adapting it as a screenplay for the 1970 movie of the same name, directed by Otto Preminger and starring Liza Minnelli and Ken Howard.
    Kellogg followed her second novel, Like the Lion's Tooth (1972), with a screenplay adaptation of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. In addition to her novels and screenplays, Kellogg wrote plays and musicals, including The Oldest Trick in the World, directed by Carl Williams, The Smile of the Cardboard Man, and After You've Gone, both starring Sylvia Short.
    Kellogg was the daughter of Eugene S. Kellogg and Emma Pickett, both from long-established Santa Barbara and Ventura county families.

    Scope and Content

    The scope and content of this collection can be divided into two general sections. The first section (Series I-III) provides a view into Santa Barbara and Ventura County history mainly from the perspective of two prominent Goleta Valley argricultural families--the Kellogg and Pickett families--starting in the late 19th century through the late 20th. The section includes early Santa Barbara area photographs, documents, genealogies and artifacts from the Pickett and Kellogg family collections. Included among the family photographs are photographs taken by Marjorie Kellogg in France and Spain in the aftermath of World War II.
    The second section (Series IV-XIV) comprises manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, documents, audio and visual recordings, artifacts and artwork documenting Kellogg's career as student of social work at Smith College, social worker for the state of New York, and then her work as an author, playwright and film maker. This section includes the original manuscripts of Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon and Like the Lion's Tooth, as well original manuscripts of Kellogg's screenplays, plays and musicals. Among the photographs are production stills of the film version of Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (including on-set photos of Liza Minnelli and Otto Preminger), as well as stills to the first two scenes of the film version of Like the Lion's Tooth (Marjorie Kellogg, director, with Betty Buckley) shot for promotion and never completed. Audio and visual recordings include multiple film reels to this production.


    The collection has been arranged into the following series: I. Family Photographs, II. Family Documents, III. Eastwood Letters, IV. Smith College, V. Novels, VI. Screenplays, VII. Musicals, VIII. Plays, IX. Junie Moon (Film), X. Lion's Tooth (Film), XI. General Correspondence, XII. Miscellaneous, XIII. Posters, XIV. Audiovisual.
    Series I., Family Photographs, comprises family photographs, however, included in this series are photographs of France and Spain after World War II taken by Marjorie Kellogg, publicity stills of Marjorie Kellogg, and miscellaneous photos not related to a specific film production or play.
    Series II., Family Documents, contains recorded land transfer deeds, land gift deeds, clippings, biographical and personal material related to Marjorie Kellogg's early years, as well as that of her mother, Emma Euphemia Pickett, and brother, Eugene S. Kellogg. The series also contains Kellogg family trust documents, Pickett and Kellogg family records and geneologies, clippings related to the Southern Pacific Railroad depot, located on Kellogg land.
    Series III. Eastwood Letters, contains the transcribed letters of John George Eastwood, Kellogg's great-grandfather, an English immigrant who traversed the American West to settle in California in the second half of the 19th century.
    Series IV., Smith College, contains a copy of Kellogg's 1951 MA dissertation, as well as copies of lectures given later as Guest Lecturer at Smith in 1974 and 1975.
    Series V., Novels, includes original, multiple manuscripts of Marjorie Kellogg's novels, Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon, and The Lion's Tooth.Taken together, these manuscripts track the development of Kellogg's literary creations.
    Series VI., Screenplays, contains multiple manuscripts to Kellogg's screenplays, including an adaptation of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, as well as adaptations of her own novels, Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon, and The Lion's Tooth. The series also contains handwritten production notes and correspondence.
    Series VII., Musicals, and Series VIII. Plays, contain multiple copies of manuscripts to Kellogg's works for the stage, including Skybound, The Gravy Train, Windmills, After You've Gone,, Castaway, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Smile of the Carboard Man, Joanna, and others. Contained in the series are manuscripts of original music, correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, flyers, and contracts.
    Series IX., Junie Moon (Film) and X. Lion's Tooth (Film) contain photographs (including many production stills), clippings, contracts, calendars and correspondence related to these productions.
    Series XI. General Correspondence, contains incoming correspondence from friends (including Paula Fox and Carson McCullers), colleagues, family and admirers.
    Series XII., Miscellaneous, contains miscellaneous items including, clippings, plays saved on floppy disks, notebooks, artifacts, and fragments of unidentified works.
    Series XIII., Posters, contains a library poster for Tell Me that You Love Me, Junie Moon.
    Series XIV., Audiovisual, contains cassettes, open reel tapes, videotapes, and film. Film includes multiople copies 10 minute productions of The Lion's Tooth. Cassettes contain recordings of original music of Kellogg's musicals.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Fox, Paula
    Kellogg, Marjorie -- Archives
    McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967
    Minnelli, Liza
    Preminger, Otto
    Authors, American
    Clippings (information artifacts)
    Film (performing arts)